What is it?

Persistent postural perceptual dizziness (PPPD) refers to a condition which is characterized by non-spinning dizziness and imbalance triggered by environmental or social factors. PPPD may also be triggered after an acute event that caused dizziness and vertigo such as BPPV, vestibular neuritis, stroke, Meniere’s disease, vestibular migraine, panic attack, concussion or a disease of the autonomous nervous system. It is a common diagnosis in people aged 30-50.

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Additional names

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include dizziness, unsteadiness, or non-spinning vertigo present for most of the days for three months or more. The dizziness may get worse with upriht posture, movement and looking at moving objects.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination. Further evaluation may be done to rule out other explanations.

Treatment

Treatment includes vestibular rehabilitation therapy, medications such as SSRI’s and SNRI’s, and coginitive behavioral therpay.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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